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El Cartero

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  1. Toadstool it’s your realtor, to whom you gave a list of ‘must haves’, that would be to blame. Maybe some blame could go to the home inspector you hired to check put the home before you bought. Lakeside raises a good point too about first checking. No sense trying to lay blame better to be asking how to resolve the problem. It’s not a unique position in which you find yourself. To not have used a good realtor, to not have used a home inspector is akin to buying a car on your own in Guadalajara.
  2. Fred on departure she will: 1 check in at the airline before going thru security. 2 There she will will hand over both passports and the agent will fill out a departure card similar to the one she used to get before citizenship. Obviously ask for a couple more to facilitate next time. The agent enters data on the computer to facilitate entry to the EU. That’s EU passport data. The card she filled out has Mexican passport data and she staples to the boarding pass. On return from EU I do the usual precheck and go directly to departure gate. When boarding I show my Mexican pa
  3. Bezerk, two things, imo, for you to consider/research. Tax implications and investment strategy. These two things are unique to each individual so pointless recommending any personal bias. So do you want to leave the money in the northern climate? Hide it? Or keep it close down here in Mexico? Do your future plans include buying anything major like a car or renovations? All these impact on what you might do. Me, I’d want to keep it away from any Government’s prying eyes and sticky fingers. I’d first get it down here in a bank that provides a US dollar account and ma
  4. Danza del Sol for Sunday brunch Villa del Arte the old Brunos and old Tango Hole in the Wall Chili Bang Bang
  5. Lovely but not something I’d likely use here
  6. Google dosfuegos catering or facebook.
  7. Reading this I might get one. I don’t drive in Guadalajara and haven’t been stopped here in several years of not having one. Never needed one to renew plates either.
  8. I note you specified from December thru May and agree with you 100%. Perfect for snowbirds but for year round Lakeside is best. Many living here have beach houses they primarily use thru the winter months and for weekend retreats. Not all can afford that option. Too, with snowbirds selection the beach for their 4 or 5 month visit traffic on the carretera might improve
  9. Bdlngton I think you would be the type of person that SHOULD be on this board. Your approach has clarity, humility and wisdom. Alas the bulk of humanity seems to fall into the complainer category. I was very appreciative of the advise I received from this board over a dozen years ago and try to pay back in kind, which is why I post on occasion.
  10. Carretera 3 or 4 stores east of Colon lake side
  11. Best for both burger and mexican together is fonda dona lola. Sorry can’t do accents with this ipad.
  12. I am reluctant to comment because most people only want to hear what they want to hear. I have used a contractor to build a house. A gringo and proclaimed expert in fact. Maybe what happened to me can be avoided by you. So here’s the facts... 1. Budget was established which he exceeded by over 50% 2. Paid monthly equal payments with one month in advance. 3. He agreed to pay all licenses and imss. Reality - he paid no building fees, taxes or permits. No inventory control was in place and he over ordered, placed the material in a bodega and sold it keeping the money.
  13. But you don’t mean to call the current weather a or las Cabañuelas. Right?
  14. All I know about the movie was that Maria Grazia starred and that’s tough to forget. Il Postino, Italian movie. As to Pushing hands I did a little Chi Sau (nian shou) which I loved. Sticky Hands shared sensitivity and timing with Pushing Hands but has the advantage of protection of the centerline and trapping. My background is in Wing Tsun, Sifu Emin Boztepe. His, Leung Ting and his Yip Man. I appreciate your background. Not unlike Segal’s marring his Sifu’s daughter, lol. We have had an “expert” in the past but when he called his kwoon a dojo I lost interest. As to loca
  15. Yin-yang what style do you teach? I would be interested in Small Frame Style — slow motion short form. And really interested in Tuishou but uncertain of how it fits in with the various taijiquan styles. Haven’t done any taiji for 40 years and then only a very little. Please elaborate. Thanks
  16. I would think the transfer of ownership fee would still apply so it might be worthwhile to go to the office and get clarification not speculation.
  17. The question is fallacious. It’s like asking the question: Three guys walk into a hotel, and they're going to spliThe question: Three guys walk into a hotel, and they're going to split the cost of a room. The room is $30. They each kick in $10 and head up to their room. The manager gets wind of it and tells the clerk the room is only $25. He hands five $1 bills to the bell hop and tells him to go refund the guys' money. On the way up to the room, the bell hop gets to thinking, as bell hops are wont to do, and says to himself, "No way can three guys split $5, I'm going to help out." He stuf
  18. Not so, my neighbor has 2 and have seen several come down for weekends and holidays. Try googling jet ski guadalajara.
  19. Yes, curp and Rfc just like everyone else. Of course tag info. House color, cross streets and such was never requested.
  20. Consider buying a 1 ton truck with a good sized diesel motor and converting that into a motor home. You could even design a trailer to fit behind to carry toys. I did it with a 3/4 ton ford chassis and a 250 cummings but should have gone with a bigger motor. Just a thought.
  21. It’s self-adjusting. A maid hired to work 4 hours a day will eventually come to work half hour late and leave a half hour early.
  22. Cybertramp I seriously recommend you go thru S&S Auto for your new car. I have the ability and experience to work through a dealer in Spanish and I still go through S&S. I wouldn’t represent myself in court, I wouldn’t self-diagnose, nor buy a house unaided. I buy a new car every year or two and highly value S&S.
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